Interest on bank deposits starts to rise
After a long time banks have increased deposit interest rates, which have gone up by 0.1-0.5 per cent.
Overseas Vietnamese drive housing market
Huge investments in housing by the Overseas Vietnamese community have helped the market pick up steam.
Seaports attract investment from major firms
According to the HCM City Stock Exchange, Sai Gon Port Company Limited will make its initial public offering (IPO) on June 30.
Decline in exports of Mekong Delta produce
After the country's exports of farm produce, seafood and forestry products declined in the first five months, the Mekong Delta is making efforts to boost its agricultural exports.
Private interest in State firms
After several years of sluggishness, the Government's State-owned enterprises (SOEs) restructure programme regained speed early last year, with plans in place to complete equitisation of 432 SOEs in 2014 and 2015.
Inward remittances continue to rise in HCM City
Overseas Vietnamese have sent home remittances of US$1.4 billion through HCM City-based banks in the first four months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 19.6 per cent.
The ups and downs of devaluing the dong
On May 7 the State Bank of Viet Nam decided to weaken the dong by 1 per cent, reducing its daily reference rate against the US dollar from VND21,458 to VND21,673, the second devaluation this year.
Viet Nam seeks FDI quality, not quantity
Viet Nam has licensed 448 new FDI projects worth US$2.67 billion in the first four months of the year, down 17.1 per cent compared with the same period last year, and permitted investors to infuse $1.01 billion in 167 existing projects.
Gov't eyes private investment in railways
At a meeting a fortnight ago Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang revealed that property giant Vingroup had offered to buy Ha Noi, Sai Gon, and Da Nang railway stations and replace them with modern stations elsewhere in the three cities to ease pressure on their downtown areas.
Workers refuse dormitories in City
Managements of many industrial parks and export processing zones in HCM City have built dormitories for employees, but only a small fraction of the workers choose to stay in these places.
Circular doesn't deter firms from overseas loans
In May 2014 the State Bank of Viet Nam issued a circular to tighten the Government's control over foreign-sourced loans.

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VN smartphone hits shops 1    VN smartphone hits shops

Bkav Corporation yesterday launched the first made-in-Vietnam smartphone, Bphone, which was in development for more than four years.

CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security 2    CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security

The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) has issued a plan for better management and prevention of theft of passengers' baggage and cargo, and to ensure aviation security.

Son makes Dad prize wheelchair 1    Son makes Dad prize wheelchair

Le Van Hoa works through his lunchtime at a workshop at the Hue College of Industry every day, despite the extreme heat. He is finalising an electric wheelchair designed for his father who was paralysed in a motorbike accident 12 years ago.

US show to shoot secret cave special 1    US show to shoot secret cave special

The American television network ABC (American Broadcasting Company) will make a live broadcast of a Good Morning America programme featuring one Viet Nam's natural wonders.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.